PMID: 172493Jul 1, 1975

Role of ubiquinone-10 in electron transport system of chromatophores from Rhodospirillum rubrum

Journal of Biochemistry
T HigutiT Horio


The role of ubiquinone-10 in the activities for the reduction of free cytochrome c2 and bound cytochrome cc' by succinate was studied with chromatophores from a blue-green mutant (G-9) of Rhodospirillum rubrum. 1. By a single extraction with isooctane, approximately 90% of ubiquinone-10 was easily removed from the chromatophores. In the extracted chromatophores, the activity for succinate-cytochrome c2 reduction decreased to 5-10% of the original activity. This depressed activity was mostly restored by adding ubiquinone-10. The remaining quinone was hardly extractable, even by repeated extractions. With repeatedly extracted chromatophores, the activity for succinate-cytochrome c2 reduction was mostly restored to the same extent as with once-extracted chromatophores, whereas the extent of inhibtion of the activity by antimycin A gradually fell. 2. In isooctane-extracted chromatophores, the activity for the reduction of bound cytochrome cc' by succinate under anaerobic conditions decreased to 35 to 95% of the original level. With chromatophores in which the remaining activity was as low as 40% of the original level, the activity was partially restored by adding ubiquinone-10, but this was not the case with chromatophores in which...Continue Reading

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